What Is A Domain Name?
Here at Start Your Business online, my domain name is https://startyourbusinessonline.com
While many times we think of this as both a website and a domain name – it is really just my domain name. My website is where you are looking. It is the structure built to house my online business.
I can use my domain name for both my website and my email address. So, if you wanted to leave me an email you can do so at
It’s like if you were to purchase a plot of land on which to build a business. Upon purchasing the land, you only have the land. A business doesn’t magically appear. There is no physical building – no store. The domain name is like the land and the store is the website. You build your website to live on your domain name. You can’t have a website without a domain name, but you can have a domain name without a website.